🏆St Andrew’s School Welkom- Saints Sprint Challenge🏆

On the 4th of November, the Saints Sprint Challenge athletics event took place at St Andrew’s School Welkom. The event was a remarkable success‼

This event saw the participation of 35 primary and high schools from our district, Bloemfontein and even from Gauteng such as Southdowns College Pretoria, making it a truly exciting day for all involved.

The day was graced with ideal weather conditions, creating the perfect backdrop for a thrilling athletic competition.

GoldFM, sponsored by Engen Atchers Filling Station in Odendaalsrus and the talented Saints marimba boys, provided entertainment throughout the event, adding to the festive atmosphere 🎶🥁.

Action Photos was taken by Ms Bridgette Mimba and Lida Photography & Design📸.

Zanbie Productions was responsible for catching some thrilling sprint finishes with the help of the camera recording system at the finish line🎥.

The athletics on display were of exceptional quality, with athletes achieving impressive pre-season times and strong competition evident throughout the day.

In the Junior category, the winners were as follows:
🥇1st Place: Hloni Galaboy (Koppie Alleen) – Prize: R500 and vouchers from Roxy’s and Panarotti’s.
🥈2nd Place: Michelle Moloi (Koppie Alleen) – Prize: R300 and vouchers from Roxy’s and Panarotti’s.
🥉3rd Place: Thuliswa Mathewe – Prize: R200 and vouchers from Roxy’s and Panarotti’s.

The Senior category winners were:
🥇 1st Place: Aluwani Vilankulu (Gimnasium) – Prize: R1000 and vouchers from Elizora’s Art Academy and SNW Athletics Conditioning.
🥈2nd Place: Mthi Mtimkulu (Kovsies) – Prize: R500 and vouchers from Elizora’s Art Academy and SNW Athletics Conditioning.
🥉3rd Place: Bania Lulua (Individual) – Prize: R250 and vouchers from Elizora’s Art Academy and SNW Athletics Conditioning.

All the cash prizes 💰 for the event were generously sponsored by Dr. Nhiwatiwa, contributing to the motivation and recognition of the athletes.

In a wonderful show of community support, each St. Andrew’s athlete who participated received a goodie bag 🛍 sponsored by Mediclinic Welkom, Powertrade Transito, Aquelle water, Whisked with Love, Practicon Trading Enterprise, Mrs Mogaecho and Dr. Macala.

Special recognition went to the 🏆 fastest Saint junior athlete, Kapinga Nyema, and the 🏆 fastest Saint senior athlete, Ben Tshitenge. They were awarded brag shirts 👕 sponsored by L and K embroidery, along with vouchers from Roxy’s, Sherilee’s Beauty Studio, and Creative Bodies Gym.

Additionally, Liwa Besani sponsored the floating trophy 🏆 for the best Jnr and Snr Category Winners as well as the Fastest Saint winners. Sucasa Lounge generously sponsored all 140 medals 🥇 for the Top 3 winners of each final.

Also, a big thank you to Mr. Brian Smit, Mr. Fritz Bezuidenhout, Mr. Gino Jerman, Mr Marnus Kemp from Goldco Spares and Bennie Beket Brokers for their invaluable contributions in making this event possible.

Your support and dedication have played a vital role in the success of the Saints Sprint Challenge, and it is greatly appreciated by all involved.

The organizers extended their gratitude to the community and schools for their support.

We eagerly look forward to the next Saints Sprint Challenge in 2024, building on the success of this year’s event‼